Accession Number:

ADB062726

Title:

A Summary Report on Contemporary World Small Arms

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

R AND D ASSOCIATES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A brief discussion of small arms development trends in the 20th century is presented, showing that development was influenced primarily by tactical requirements, and to a lesser extent by technological improvements. Roughly comparable small arms development occurred in the USA, USSR, and other major world powers, with native designs dominating in each. Various development approaches were employed with no evidence to suggest a clearly superior system.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE